Our Team

Executive Staff

Yasmeen Hamza

Chief Executive Officer

Alena Victor

Chief Program Officer

Carolyn Antonio

Director, Development

Pavan Makhija

Senior Financial Consultant

Sasha-Ann Frazer

Associate Director, Community Programs

Shan Huang

Associate Director, Special Programs

To Be Announced

Associate Director, Residential Programs

Franchesca Parra

Human Resources Manager

To Be Announced

Manager, Brooklyn Community Office

Reema Sharma

Manager, Community Education and Outreach

Rahnum Tasnuva

Manager, Helpline

Alisha Mohammed

Manager, Legal Program

Kaori Nagao

Manager, Manhattan Community Office

Mary Caparas

Manager, Project Free

Zhong Zhuang

Manager, Queens Community Office

Yu Wu Cao

Manager, Residential Programs

Taykina Chowdhury

Manager, Residential Programs

Board of Directors

Karen Elizaga

Chair

Executive Coach, Forward Options, LLC and Author, Find Your Sweet Spot

Narges M. Kakalia

Vice Chair

Partner, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC

Mika Tsugiyama Bouvard

Treasurer

Former Case Writer, Columbia University, Columbia Business School

Alexander Ong

Secretary

Technology Consultant

Yogesh Bahl

Board Member

Managing Director, AlixPartners

Deborah Chan

Board Member

Attorney, Law Office of Deborah Chan, PC

Zal Dabhoiwala

Ex-Officio Board Member

IT Auditor, Banco do Brasil

Sujata Dayal

Board Member
VP & Global Chief Compliance Officer, Medline Industries

Flora Feng

Board Member
Senior Legal Director, PepsiCo

Merv Garretson

Board Member

Group Creative Director, Hearst

Jenifer Garvey

Board Member

Susanna Hong

Board Member

Mae Hsieh

Board Member

New York University JD/MBA

Ankur Keswani

Ex-Officio Board Member

Senior Managing Director, Serengeti Asset Management

Hoon-Jung Kim

Ex-Officio Board Member

Corporate Counsel, Google Inc.

Joanna Martin

Board Member

Global VP, Communications & Social Media, Kiehl's

Janet Akie Masamitsu

Board Member

Owner/Metalsmith, Janet Sterling Silver Design

Nina Pineda

Board Member

Consumer Reporter, WABC-TV

Cassidy Sehgal-Kolbet

Ex-Officio Board Member

Vice President, Digital and Advertising Law, L'Oreal USA

Niketa Sheth

Ex-Officio Board Member

Eric Su

Board Member
Partner, Crowell & Moring

Kyoko Waseda-Hida

Ex-Officio Board Member

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Jarret Yoshida

Board Member

Interior Designer, Jarret Yoshida, Inc.

Young Professionals Board

Tiffany Baek

YPB Member

Freelance Fashion Stylist

Kayla Chen

YPB Member

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, PILnet


Maki Ebihara

YPB Member

Tania Goswami

YPB Member

Software Engineer, Compass


Raviraj Gulrajani

YPB Member

Director of Engineering, TremorVideo DSP Inc.

Kara Li

YPB Member

Instructor, Stony Brook University


Erica Lim

YPB Member

Program Manager, the Arcus Foundation

Co-Founder, Sister Diaspora for Liberation

Gabrielle O'Leary

YPB Member

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, O'Leary Partners, UBS Financial Services Inc.


Alice Tang

YPB Member

Senior Manager of Digital Analytics, Fuse Media

Ling Tran

YPB Member

Software Developer Consultant, ThoughtWorks


Jessica Yang

YPB Member

Associate, Welsh Carson


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